Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Jimmy Lake, who was Aqib Talib's defensive backs coach from 2010-11, had a lot of good things to say about the Patriots new corner back when he joined 98.5 The Sports Hub on Friday (listen below).Lake told the guys Talib is a good all-around football player who will work hard, possibly harder than any other player on the Patriots.“Aqib’s got the size you want; he’s 6-1, 205-pounds, he’s fast, he’s quick like a 5’10″ guy. And then the unmeasurable things are his football instincts, this guy has great ball skills, great football awareness,” said Talib’s former coach.Lake tries to put to rest any speculation that Talib won't be a hard worker, and says he has the football smarts to pick up the Patriots defense immediately. He also enforces multiple times that the Patriots are getting, "one heck of a player".He also says if Talib held onto some interceptions, he might have been a two or three time pro bowler and that it's not even a question that Talib can guard the long ball.In the Bost...
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